Water Quality & Well Water

If your drinking water comes from a private well on Cape Cod, you might consider getting it tested regularly. The sandy soils and contiguous aquifer make drinking water wells particularly vulnerable to contamination from activity on the land surface (such as chemical spills and pesticide application) and subsurface (such as onsite septic systems and underground fuel storage tanks). The Barnstable County Water Quality Laboratory offers water testing service. Click below to be directed to their site.

If your family gets drinking water from your own well, do you know if your water is safe to drink? What health risks could you and your family face? Where can you go for help or advice?

Kalliope Chute - Hazardous Materials Environmental Specialist / Cape Cod Groundwater Guardian